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by kaptain_zero
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's cooking?
Replies: 78
Views: 17855

Re: What's cooking?

Mmmmm.... cold smoked mackerel was my favourite.. sliced on a sandwich no less..... each slice almost transparent from the oil in the fish... it would drip if you were not careful..... Hot smoked (fish is actually cooked) was preferred by some.... By me, only when there wasn't cold smoked stuff arou...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's cooking?
Replies: 78
Views: 17855

Re: What's cooking?

"Smoked mackerel", a delicacy not to be found out on the bald faced prairies of Canada... but a staple food from where I grew up in Norway (both cold and hot smoked).

Dr. Moss, I'm jealous!

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is/Was the Merkur Futur Made of Stainless Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: Is/Was the Merkur Futur Made of Stainless Steel

It's plated, either zinc or pot metal I'm afraid.

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee and the grinding thereof
Replies: 51
Views: 11260

Re: Coffee and the grinding thereof

Roasting your own..... wow, I've never been THAT keen myself.... just too many variables for me. That said, it can be done in a hot air popcorn popper, or a roasting basket on a gas grill rotisserie, drum roasters... oh my.... it's NOT just about roasting. There is the issue of a roast profile, the ...
by kaptain_zero
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee and the grinding thereof
Replies: 51
Views: 11260

Re: Coffee and the grinding thereof

Clive, I would not do anything other than grind *fresh* beans, fresh. When I bought my first "cheap" Solis grinder and started buying my beans from my local roaster (Black Pearl Coffee), my wife thought I was nuts..... until she tasted her first cup.... no complaints since! Find a local roaster you ...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados
Replies: 26
Views: 7840

Re: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados

Rufus wrote: Jealousy won't get you anywhere, Mr. Winterpegger. [-X :mrgreen:
Who? Me? :mrgreen:
by kaptain_zero
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados
Replies: 26
Views: 7840

Re: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados

Nice score Sam. =D> 22" is plenty big, if you think you are going to run out of space for a big crowd, rethink the menu! Thermopop? Just got an email today about them, looks very nice and should do just fine. Those Thermapen units are for those of us who have more money than brains! :mrgreen: The ch...
by kaptain_zero
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Job Problems
Replies: 26
Views: 3125

Re: Job Problems

Not to worry, Jason.

I just retired to make room for you! I have had my fill of bosses like yours.... the ones who think they know what is going on, only they don't have a clue.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll land on your feet and carry on.

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados
Replies: 26
Views: 7840

Re: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados

Sam, I think you are on the right track... a Weber kettle grill is a fine all around device. Yes, you have to play around a bit if you want to do 12 hr cooks, but for that once or twice a year... it's fine, and for the rest of the time, it's a great *grill*. Personally, I'm rather fond of the deluxe...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Let's see some shave dens.
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

Re: Let's see some shave dens.

I don't use a computer. I only use a android phone galaxy note 3. So now what. Assuming you are using your phone (A note 3 IS a portable computer) to take the pictures, set your camera to something like 800 x 600 and you will have suitable sized pictures for posting on a discussion board. If you wi...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for QED Essentials soaps....
Replies: 0
Views: 610

Looking for QED Essentials soaps....

I'm looking for new or partly used QED Essential soaps, in particular the Lavender, Tangerine & Spearmint as well as Grapefruit & Peppermint scents. I cannot remember what he had in Rose type scents, but those too would be of great interest. In fact, just about anything Charles made would be fine......
by kaptain_zero
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: supermax blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: supermax blades

Just to clarify, Supermax blades are made in India. I used them when I first started out DE shaving as they were available at a local store, but I was never particularly fond of them. There really is no *best* in wet shaving, only what you prefer, and part of the journey is figuring that out. We all...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Opinions on small SUV's?
Replies: 16
Views: 2236

Re: Opinions on small SUV's?

Nothing wrong with a CRV! I would have also suggested the Subaru, mostly because of a friends experience. His Subaru died in the middle of running some errands with his mother last winter, so he called a tow truck. He had to wait about 1/2hr before the tow truck showed up. Driver gets out, looks at ...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor
Replies: 6
Views: 4232

Re: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor

Both dealers I mentioned offer beginners kits, including a basic strop etc. and they also check and hone each and every razor they sell, so that you KNOW it's shave ready when you receive it. I would contact your dealer of choice and discuss what they can do for you. My personal view is that perhaps...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor
Replies: 6
Views: 4232

Re: Buying a 'pre-honed' straight razor

One place I know of in the UK is theinvisibleedge. They have an internet storefront and are well spoken of over at SRP. Straight Razor Designs is another great place, but they are located in the USA, so shipping costs could be an issue. There are many places to buy razors and many more that offer ho...
by kaptain_zero
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Bread Machine Panettone
Replies: 38
Views: 9780

Re: Bread Machine Panettone

Mmmmmm..... booouuuurbon. A bottle of that stuff and I don't care what else is in the Panettone! :mrgreen: I do not know why, but I've succumbed to the Jnat hysteria and chosen a hone that I will purchase shortly. I really should focus on Panettone instead, it's cheaper and much tastier. Thanks agai...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Food Processors
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Re: Food Processors

I'll second the comments on the KA. I went with a Bosch Universal around 15 years ago. The stock bowl with beaters will whip a single egg white into stiff foam. I can also mix enough dough in the same bowl for 8 1.5lb loaves of bread. Our oven could only bake 6 x 1.5lb loaves of bread at a time, and...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Bread Machine Panettone
Replies: 38
Views: 9780

Re: Bread Machine Panettone

Chris, We too have been fiddling with our bread machine in hopes of replacing store bought Panattone. So many of them are quite terrible, and the better ones cost a small fortune on the Prairies. Mrs. Zero and I got hooked on Panettone when one of my previous customers began to give me one each Chri...
by kaptain_zero
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Charles Roberts
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: RIP Charles Roberts

Agreed.

I should point out that while I may not have agreed with everything he wrote, I did find his writings of interest, and I read them all keenly.

He will be missed.

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The help of keen eyed sleuths required
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

The help of keen eyed sleuths required

As has been posted before, there is this video of a straight razor shave at the Waldorf. I ask that you pay attention to the top shelf inside the left cabinet at 0:16 into the video. There is a chrome or perhaps nickel plated container in the centre of that shelf. My father, in his barbershop of day...